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In the Gardens of the Villa Palmieri

1910 Carroll Beckwith Born: Hannibal, Missouri 1852 Died: New York, New York 1917 oil on wood 13 3/4 x 10 1/4 in. (34.9 x 26.0 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Transfer from Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Smithsonian Institution 1974.69.14 Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Carroll Beckwith traveled to Rome in 1910 and also visited Florence, where he painted this scene. The Villa Palmieri is a garden outside of Florence that was built in the 1870s for an English earl. In the foreground of this painting is a large stone well with an iron frame and a copper bucket hanging from a pulley; in the background are two gateposts topped with classical urns. Painting and sculpture from the past inspired Beckwith, who disliked the modern trends in art. (Franchi and Weber, Intimate Revelations: The Art of Carroll Beckwith (1852-1917), 1999)

Keywords

Architecture Exterior - castle - Villa Palmieri

Landscape - Italy - Rome

Landscape - park - Gardens of Villa Palmieri

painting

About Carroll Beckwith

Born: Hannibal, Missouri 1852 Died: New York, New York 1917

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